Had a good talk with the woman from the TV channel. She called it a preliminary talk. I liked her, but I count on nothing.
She asked if I wanted to adapt the books should they want to do it. I said no. I have no interest in anything like that. Once I would’ve. But now I’m strictly a novelist. The idea of writing for movies or TV is a nightmare to me.
I wrote a spec scipt long ago that was optioned. Went to Hollywood. Got bounced around like I was in a rough ocean. Nothing happened.
I had a TV script actually made for a late night drama show. The network was trying to compete with talk shows. It was the first time I actually saw my words come to life on television. Dreadful. The only good thing was a woman in a very small part at the end. She turned out to be Sharon Gless. I have to admit it wasn’t a good script. The only good thing was the title. A Little Bit Like Murder.
I also wrote for a few soaps. That was hell. But it paid so well. Still, I always got fired like everyone else. The last time I quit and never looked back.
And now I’m at a point in my life where I don’t have the interest or the stamina to write for TV. I would like to see these books made into a series, but I’m not going to hold my breath.